May 24th, 2017 Cameron Rowland at Etablissement d’en face projects x < > i Cameron Rowland at Etablissement d’en face projectsCameron Rowland The Hold, 2017 Container foundations, twistlocks, Lloyd's Register certificates 605.8 x 262 x 22.86cm (238.5 x 103.15 x 9 in) (detail) Lloyd's of London monopolized the marine insurance of the slave trade by the early 18th century. Lloyd's Register was established in 1760 as the first classification society in order to provide insurance underwriters information on the quality of vessels. The classification of the ship allows for a more accurate assessment of its risk. Lloyd's Register and other classification societies continue to survey and certify shipping vessels and their equipment. Twistlocks physically secure goods in the hold, locking them to the hull and to each other. The certification of lashing equipment is established to insure the value of the goods regardless of their potential loss.